October 26, 2014

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Eight showed interest in recycling center, but only three made bids

Executives from companies interested in operating the Medina County Central Processing Facility look over each other’s bids during the bid opening Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Only three companies bid on the contract to operate the Medina County Central Processing Facility. Envision Waste Services, the Cleveland-based company that operates the Westfield Township facility, had the lowest bid. Its contract expires at the end of the year. Eight companies registered to bid following an Aug. 21 tour of the facility, but only Read More…

Attorney has stake in battling proposed pipeline through county

A Summit County lawyer wants to team up with Medina property owners to fight the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. David A. Mucklow, a 25-year veteran bankruptcy attorney, said he received a letter from Spectra Energy Co. about three weeks ago requesting permission to survey his 10 acres in Green. Mucklow, who has refused to sign Read More…

Outgoing director is celebrated for building Feeding Medina County

More than 80 people packed A.I. Root Co.’s banquet hall in Medina to bid farewell to Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director Sandy Calvert, who is retiring after three years with the organization. Calvert was the founding director of Feeding Medina County and served on the task force that was instrumental in forming the organization, which Read More…

Cleveland Clinic opens Brunswick rehab facility

Leo Mesenger, 3, of Strongsville, makes his way down a set of stairs with the help of Cristina Wells, a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic’s newest children’s therapy site in Brunswick. Wells previously worked with Leo at AbiliKids in Brunswick, but the Cleveland Clinic acquired the practice and retained many of the staff and patients. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

The Cleveland Clinic opened a children’s rehabilitation therapy office in Brunswick on Monday aimed at meeting the needs of families who need physical, occupational and speech therapy. The new facility is a branch of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services, based at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation in Cleveland. “Typically, a children’s hospital is a Read More…

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings is Sunday

A classic car and an airplane sit side by side at the Wings and Wheels car and airplane show at Medina Municipal Airport in 2012. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings on Sunday is a chance to learn about the aviation history of Medina County, grab a hot dog, and take a stroll past classic cars and planes. The airport will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the public at no cost for the show. “We want people Read More…

Farmer gets helping hands from Amish, English after silo collapses

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HOMER TWP. — When the concrete two-story silo at DaMar Farms toppled over early Sunday morning, David Sigel wasn’t sure how he would salvage the tons of silage stored inside. Luckily, neighbors, including English and Amish farmers, were ready to step in and help. On Tuesday morning, after his insurance company gave him the go-ahead, Read More…

Landowner advocate: NEXUS pipeline project is abuse of owners’ rights

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A group of Medina County landowners are getting support from a Columbus nonprofit in their fight to stop the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline from being built on their property. Maurice Thompson, executive director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, said he is willing to represent individual landowners if the company attempts to use Ohio’s Read More…

Cleveland native overjoyed to head county waste district

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Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer is enthusiastic about a job most people don’t like — taking out the trash. “I know it sounds a little weird, but I love trash,” she said. “I’ve been lucky to do something I thoroughly enjoy.” The 52-year-old Cleveland native, who worked in Arizona for the past six years, moved her career to Read More…

Victim’s sons reflect on verdict in salmonella-tainted food case

Randy, left, and Jeff Napier traveled to Washington, D.C., several times to lobby Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration more power after their mother, Nellie Napier, died at age 80 after eating peanut butter tainted by salmonella. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A federal jury that found a peanut plant owner and two other executives guilty on Friday of shipping salmonella-tainted food never heard testimony that their peanut butter killed nine people. The deaths never were discussed because the defendants were charged only with conspiracy and fraud, federal prosecutors said. The sons of one of the victims, Read More…

Medina businesses work around South Court Street three-week repairs

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Before Betsy Jennie, owner of Perfectly Charming, opened her souvenir shop Wednesday morning, she carried a bright orange sign to the corner of South Court and West Washington streets. It read “ROAD CONSTRUCTION SALE AT PERFECTLY CHARMING.” Jennie, along with the owners of 21 other businesses in the 200 block of South Court Street, are Read More…